Reading With Your Baby From Birth

Posted by JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon

Your child’s ability to hear, recognise and use sounds in her early years will help her have success later in life when she’s learning to read. 

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Goals of Emergent Learning Curriculum

Posted by JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon

1. To inspire delight, curiosity, celebration and inquiry in the program.

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Fifteen Minutes of Fun

Posted by JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon

ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging Canadian families to have "15 Minutes of Fun" learning together. Learning can happen at any time. Practicing literacy together every day has tremendous benefits for both children and parents. Here are some great ways to get started:

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Let's Get Our Children More Active

Posted by JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon

Children don’t play as much as they used to for a lot of reasons. One very real barrier to play is the constant lure of screens – video games, television, the internet and smartphones – that has replaced time spent running, playing, and being active.

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Top Ten Tips for Limiting Your Child's Screen Time without Scream Time

Posted by JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon

It can be difficult to impose rules on time spent in front of the TV, video machine, DVD and handheld players, but it’s not impossible. Here are the top ten ways to help your child manage screen time and not destroy your valuable parenting relationship.

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Mental Health and Children

Posted by JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon

While we may think of low mood or other challenges as adult problems, they can affect people at any age. Children and teens can experience mental illnesses like depression. Sometimes it can be difficult for adults to understand how difficult children’s problems can be because we look at their problems...

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Getting Help with Mental Health

Posted by JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon

Some people worry about asking for help because there can be stigma around mental health problems. They may believe that asking for help means admitting that something is wrong. Some people worry about how others might see them.

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Less Screen Time - More Green Time!

Posted by JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon

Let’s Get Our Children Active

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Child Safety Seat Test for Seat Belts

Posted by JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon

When a child outgrows the height and weight limits of the booster seat, it may be time to use a regular seat belt.  Children may be ready for a seat belt when they are AT LEAST 145 cm (4 feet 9 Inches) tall or have a seated height of 74...

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